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flak vest


Definition of flak vest

  1. :  a special jacket that is worn by soldiers, police officers, etc., for protection against bullets or exploding shells

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  antiaircraft guns

    :  the bursting shells fired from flak

    :  criticism, opposition

  1. :  to place or give into the possession or discretion of some person or authority

    :  to give to a person a legally fixed immediate right of present or future enjoyment of (as an estate)

    :  to grant or endow with a particular authority, right, or property

  1. :  a loose outer garment :  robe

    :  clothing, garb

    :  a sleeveless garment for the upper body usually worn over a shirt

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to lessen in amount, effect, or force

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